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Breaking down the Lakers' and Clippers' biggest competition for the NBA championship

Los Angeles Times (Dan Woike) — Giannis Antetokounmpo's outstanding skills are one reason why the Milwaukee Bucks are fully capable of beating the Lakers or Clippers for the NBA title.
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LeBron James calls out Rob Manfred about Astros' sign-stealing scandal

Los Angeles Times (Tania Ganguli) — LeBron James has some thoughts on the Astros' sign-stealing scandal and how he would feel if a team tried to cheat him out of a title.
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NBA All-Star weekend turned out to be a fitting tribute to Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Times (Tania Ganguli) — Kobe Bryant was everywhere during the NBA's All-Star weekend in Chicago, from hats and jerseys to tributes on and off the court.
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Column: Kawhi Leonard at forefront of new generation of stars mentored by Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Times (Arash Markazi) — Clippers star Kawhi Leonard was one of several NBA stars who developed a close relationship with Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who took pride in helping players.
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What could have been for Lakers looked good together in All-Star game

Los Angeles Times (Dan Woike) — LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard were all wearing the same uniform, Frank Vogel coaching on the sidelines and thought of what might have been.
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Team LeBron wins All-Star game on Anthony Davis free throw

Los Angeles Times (Dan Woike) — Anthony Davis made the second of two free-throw attempts to clinch a 157-155 victory for Team LeBron in the NBA All-Star game Sunday. Kawhi Leonard was MVP.
  • 2 days ago

Kobe Bryant's legacy lives on during NBA All-Star weekend

Los Angeles Times (Mark Potts) — Hundreds of fans showed up at the NBA All-Star weekend dressed in Kobe Bryant's uniforms.
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The Lakers' and Clippers' road to the playoffs

Los Angeles Times (Mark Potts) — The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers appear to be in good shape to make the playoffs. But can they get to the Finals?
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15 games that defined Kobe Bryant's career, as told by players, coaches and writers

Los Angeles Times (Dan Woike) — When was Kobe Bryant at his best? It depends on who you ask, and plenty of players, coaches, writers and others remember his great scoring nights, game-winning shots and athletic excellence.
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All-Star homecoming for Anthony Davis, Patrick Beverley

Los Angeles Times (Tania Ganguli) — Lakers forward Anthony Davis and Clippers guard Patrick Beverley had a chance to visit their old haunts in Chicago, which last hosted the All-Star game in 1988.
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Dwight Howard soars again in honor of Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Times (Tania Ganguli) — Dwight Howard dons Superman outfit with Kobe Bryant's No. 24 on his chest, but unfortunately gets knocked out in first round. Derrick Jones Jr. wins dunk contest.
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NBA to name All-Star game MVP award after Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Times (Dan Woike) — The most valuable player of the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday will receive the Kobe Bryant MVP Award, Commissioner Adam Silver announced Saturday.
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Sights and sounds from the NBA 2020 All-Star media day

Los Angeles Times (Times staff) — Here's some of what went down during NBA All-Star 2020 media day at United Center in Chicago.
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Brandon Ingram became an All-Star after leaving Lakers, partly due to health scare

Los Angeles Times (Tania Ganguli, Dan Woike) — The blessing in disguise for Brandon Ingram after discovery of a blood clot in his shoulder was that it forced him into a routine. Now he's an All-Star.
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Kobe Bryant leads Hall of Fame finalists for 2020

Los Angeles Times (Tania Ganguli) — Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett lead the list of finalists for Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. WNBA stars Tamika Catchingson list as well.
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Lakers not too worried about playoff seeding: LeBron James knows why

Los Angeles Times (Tania Ganguli) — There is a reason why LeBron James downplays being the top seed in the playoffs: He's won and lost NBA Finals when his teams held home-court advantage.
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Pau Gasol shares about what his 'brother,' Kobe Bryant, meant to him

Los Angeles Times (Broderick Turner, Erik Himmelsbach-Weinstein, Mark Potts) — Pau Gasol came to the Lakers in a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2007-08 season and quickly clicked with Kobe Bryant, both on and off the court.
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Jennifer Hudson to take part in All-Star tribute for Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Times (Arash Markazi) — Jennifer Hudson will perform a special tribute before the NBA All-Star game to Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the others who were killed in a helicopter crash.
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Lakers head into All-Star break after knocking off the Nuggets in overtime

Los Angeles Times (Tania Ganguli) — The Lakers placed an emphasis heading into the game on staying focused at a time when many of them had vacation plans already scheduled for the next few days.
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LeBron James says 'a lot of factors' will determine if he plays in Olympics

Los Angeles Times (Tania Ganguli) — Five Lakers players are among the Team USA finalists for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but LeBron James still isn't sure if he'll be playing for gold.
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Blog Articles

LeBron urges Manfred to 'listen to your players'

ESPN: Land O'Lakers Lakers star LeBron James on Monday became the latest voice to weigh in on the Astros' sign-stealing scandal and Rob Manfred's handling of the situation, urging the baseball commissioner to "fix...
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Sources: Jackson to join Clips after Pistons buyout

ESPN: Land O'Lakers The Clippers are expected to land Reggie Jackson once he clears waivers, with sources telling ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that they beat out the Lakers for the play-making guard.
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Kobe honored at All-Star Game by Magic, Common

ESPN: Land O'Lakers Sunday's All-Star Game was all about remembering Kobe Bryant. Magic Johnson gave a pregame speech at center court, Jennifer Hudson performed "For All We Know (We May Meet Again)" and Common...
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NBA All-Star Game MVP award named for Kobe

ESPN: Land O'Lakers The NBA has named the All-Star Game MVP award for the late Kobe Bryant, an 18-time All-Star who won a record-tying four All-Star Game MVP awards, commissioner Adam Silver announced Saturday.
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Lakers' AD, LeBron delight kids at Chicago event

ESPN: Land O'Lakers The Lakers' Anthony Davis and LeBron James delighted children at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boys & Girls Club in Chicago on Saturday.
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Howard hints Kobe tribute at slam dunk contest

ESPN: Land O'Lakers Dwight Howard was hoping Kobe Bryant would work with him at the 2020 Slam Dunk competition but following the future Hall of Famer's death last month, Howard hints he'll pay tribute to him at the...
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Pillar wanted to talk to Kobe about writing book

ESPN Red Sox outfielder Kevin Pillar says not having approached Kobe Bryant about writing a children's book like he had hoped to do is "something that's going to haunt me."
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Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline HOF finalists

ESPN: Land O'Lakers Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens, Eddie Sutton and Rudy Tomjanovich are the 2020 finalists for induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of...
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Ticketing plan for Kobe's public memorial released

ESPN: Land O'Lakers Tickets for the public memorial service for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna at Staples Center will go on sale Wednesday. Fans must register beforehand, the Lakers announced. The memorial will...
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Ticketing plan for Kobe's public memorial released

ESPN: Land O'Lakers Tickets for the public memorial service for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, at Staples Center will go on sale Wednesday. Fans must register beforehand, the Lakers announced. The memorial...
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Lakers, Bucks title favorites entering All-Star break

ESPN: Land O'Lakers The Lakers and Bucks head enter the All-Star break as the favorites to win the NBA title at sportsbooks around the nation.
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Jennifer Hudson to pay tribute to Kobe at ASG

ESPN: Land O'Lakers Jennifer Hudson is coming to the All-Star Game to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with her voice.
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LeBron: Lakers not focusing on being No. 1 seed

ESPN: Land O'Lakers The Lakers' win Wednesday gave them a four-game lead over the Nuggets for the West's No. 1 spot.
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Kobe, daughter buried Feb. 7 near family's home

ESPN: Land O'Lakers Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried Friday in a cemetery near the family's Southern California home, according to death certificates.
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Tales of the greatest Kobe pics from the man behind the camera

ESPN: Land O'Lakers From his first NBA media day to his phenomenal final game, we reveal the untold stories behind the most legendary images of the Black Mamba.
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NBA Power Rankings: Second-half storylines for all 30 teams

ESPN: Land O'Lakers Which teams are set to climb the standings and which teams are fighting for playoff spots?
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Lowe: Ten things I like and don't like, including the mental game of the NBA champs

ESPN: Land O'Lakers Let's spotlight the Towns-Russell duo, the Raptors' confidence and the absurd side of All-Star snub rage.
  • 7 days ago

Vanessa Bryant expresses grief, anger in post

ESPN: Land O'Lakers Vanessa Bryant said she's still trying to process the loss of her husband and daughter and asked for people to continue to pray for all the victims of the helicopter crash.
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LeBron on star-studded list of US Olympic finalists

ESPN: Land O'Lakers LeBron James is among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
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Spike Lee honors Kobe with outfit at Oscars

ESPN: Land O'Lakers Spike Lee arrived at Sunday's Academy Awards wearing a purple-and-gold suit with Kobe Bryant's No. 24 on the lapels and the back.
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